GREENSBORO, N.C. — Clemson senior big man Aamir Simms has been named to the All-ACC Second Team, announced by ACCN’s Packer and Durham this morning.
This marks Simms’ second career All-ACC honor after receiving third-team recognition last season. Simms is the only player in the league to lead his team in points, rebounds and assists and is doing so for the second consecutive season. It has only been done six times previously in ACC history.
The Palmyra, Va., senior has tied his career high of 25 points twice this season, including in wins at Miami (Jan. 2) and against Georgia Tech at home (Feb. 12). He has netted double figures in 14 games this season and has amassed three double-doubles.
Simms became just the fourth player in Clemson history to amass 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 150 assists, 75 steals and 75 blocks in a career — joining Trevor Booker, Horace Grant and Larry Nance. He surpassed 1,000 career points and stands 35th all-time in Clemson history with 1,090 points. He is just the 15th player in Clemson history to amass totals of 1,000 points and 600 rebounds in a career. He is currently 23rd all-time in rebounding with 617.
He was named to the Top 10 of the Karl Malone Award, which recognizes the nation’s best power forward. Simms also earned a spot on the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award Watch List, which included just 14 other players.
The Tigers open the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. on ACCN. Clemson will face the winner of Pittsburgh and Miami.